Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Don't Forget about your Commercial Roof's Gutters!

Maintaining your commercial roof and gutter systems is important for guaranteeing their longevity and avoiding accidents. Areas of your building with immediate needs tend to break down or stop working, which will become noticeable very quickly. However, necessary roof repair often sneaks by unnoticed, because the roof of your building is difficult to spot—making it easy to overlook. Unfortunately, ignoring your roof can have a devastating effect on your building and your business. While proper maintenance can be easy, emergency roof repair can get expensive and time-consuming quite fast. With that being said, don’t forget about your roofs gutters!

Gutters clog when loose debris build up and get intertwined to the gutter’s interior. If the debris becomes compact enough, it can prevent water from flowing toward the downspout, and then even your downspout can clog. Gutter cleaning should be a very routine service and is an essential part of your buildings maintenance. Gutter cleaning can prevent multiple issues such as roof hazards, exterior home damage, as well as basement and foundation issues. Proper maintenance will also save you money in the long run!

Here are some tips to ensure that your gutter is properly maintained:

  • Check to make sure that your gutter system is cleaned out, as clear gutters will tell you that they are draining correctly and aren’t holding debris. To ensure your gutters stay clean all year-round, you should clean them at least twice a year in the fall and spring, or more if needed.
  • Check for pooling water or improper drainage.
  • Check for gutters or downspouts that are sagging or pulling away from your building.
  • Check for holes and cracks in your gutters or downspouts — this can lead to water damage on your commercial building and property.

Our roofing specialists at Matrix Roofing Systems proudly offer a hassle free maintenance service for all of your roofing inspection needs – contact us today!